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Poetry & Dance: “Word Outleaps the World”: Readings and Dance

Thursday, December 13th, 6:00 PM

Fullerton Hall
Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Free with museum admission

Who rise from flesh to spirit know the fall:
The word outleaps the world, and light is all.

                        —Theodore Roethke

In a salute to the Art Institute of Chicago’s new galleries of ancient art, well-known local actors read passages from such authors as Homer, Plotinus, Sophocles, Seneca, and Virgil, while Hubbard Street dancers interpret images and ideas to 
measure the impact of this great literature in
 our own time.

Doors open 30 minutes before program start time; program will last approximately one hour.

Co-sponsored with Hubbard Street Dance and the Art Institute of Chicago

Other Information

  • Browse Poems

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  • Neha Vedpathak, detail, “Bhaba,” (2016)
    Current Exhibition
    Jul 11, 2016 – Sep 15, 2016

    A virtual dialogue between the artist and the poets Rabindranath Tagore and Kay Ryan, Bhaba is a multi-disciplinary exhibition that includes a large-scale paper work, an installation of handmade “stones,” and a mixed-media garland. Vedpathak’s “plucking” technique, in which she...